Hometown Reading!
Feb
18
7:00 pm19:00

Hometown Reading!

  • Gaslight Theater

Join Quraysh Ali Lansana in Enid, OK, the author's hometown and the inspiration for A Gift from Greensboro, at the Gaslight Theater. 

Commonplace Books
Feb
18
10:30 am10:30

Commonplace Books

  • commonplace books

Join Quraysh and Skip for story hour at Commonplace Books. The dynamic duo will read A Gift from Greensboro as well as other favorite kids' books. 

A GIFT FROM GREENSBORO READING
Feb
17
7:00 pm19:00

A GIFT FROM GREENSBORO READING

  • kinzer performing arts center

Quraysh Ali Lansana will read and discuss A Gift from Greensboro at Northern Oklahoma College’s Eleanor Hays Gallery in the Kinzer Performing Arts Center in Tonkawa, OK.

 

Ralph Ellison Foundation's "In the Lightbulb Room"
Feb
16
6:00 pm18:00

Ralph Ellison Foundation's "In the Lightbulb Room"

  • Paramount OKC

Join us at the Ralph Ellison Foundation’s “In The Light Bulb Room” Community Forum at the Paramount OKC building on Film Row.

The Ralph Ellison Foundation's "In the Light Bulb Room" series of community forums will feature "Senate Bill 1 and the Real Black Oklahoma." Award-winning poet and educator Quraysh Ali Lansana will lead a panel exploring Oklahoma's first Jim Crow law, passed in 1907. A moderated group discussion session will follow the panel presentation.

Short Order Poems, ArtMoves, & Penny Candy Books Present
Feb
16
11:30 am11:30

Short Order Poems, ArtMoves, & Penny Candy Books Present

  • Sonic HQ

Quraysh Ali Lansana on the typewriter
Skip Hill on the canvas
Candace Liger on the typewriter and spitting bars
Chad Reynolds on the typewriter
Timothy Bradford on the typewriter

Description: participants will produce poems and art on the spot for patrons who provide the topic

Sonic HQ is located in Lower Bricktown on Johnny Bench Dr. (E Reno Ave.) just east of N. Mickey Mantle Drive, south of the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
 

A Gift from Greensboro @ Ralph Ellison Library
Oct
22
10:00 am10:00

A Gift from Greensboro @ Ralph Ellison Library

  • Ralph Ellison Library

Penny Candy Books, in collaboration with Ralph Ellison Foundation's Reading Clinic, presents a reading an discussion with Quraysh Ali Lansana, whose new children's book A Gift from Greensboro has been praised widely for its compelling story, vivid illustration, and moving message that friendship knows no boundaries.

Click here for more details.

Artspace Forum, Meet & Greet, Book Release
Oct
20
6:30 pm18:30

Artspace Forum, Meet & Greet, Book Release

  • Artspace

From Artspace:

Please join us on Thursday, October 20th at 6:30 p.m. as A Gift from Greensboro author, Quraysh Ali Lansana, joins us from Chicago for a public reading of his children’s book. There will be a book signing after the reading, as well as a discussion between the author, illustrator Skip Hill, and publisher Chad Reynolds of Penny Candy Books. Skip’s original illustrations are on display in the [Press] Gallery now until the 22nd of October. Autographed copies of the book will be available for purchase. The book reading and exhibition are free and open to the public.

Click here for more details.

Oct
12
Oct 15

Virginia & North Carolina Road Trip

Join author Quraysh Ali Lansana and publishers Alexis Orgera & Chad Reynolds somewhere along the way! Here's what we have so far:

Wednesday, Oct 12

10:30 a.m. – Reading at Black Male Emergent Readers Book Club at the Hull Street Library in Richmond, VA. http://rvalibrary.org/event/black-male-emergent-readers-book-club/

Afternoon – Visits schools in Richmond TBD

Thursday, Oct 13

Time TBD – Visit schools in rural VA

Friday, Oct 14

3:00 p.m. – Civil Rights in Children’s Literature panel at Virginia Children's Book Festival in Farmville, VA. http://vachildrensbookfestival.com/

Saturday, Oct 15

11:00 a.m. – Children’s Story Hour at International Civil Rights Center & Museum, Greensboro, NC. https://www.sitinmovement.org/

Evening – Reading at So & So Series in Raleigh, N